Regulations

The CARB bind: On eve of public meeting, more voices on proposed compliance alternatives

Owner-operators around the nation can voice their concerns with CARB regulations and newly proposed compliance alternatives via a Dec. 4 webcast meeting in Sacramento; further views in latest podcast.

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The drones are coming! The drones are coming!

Amazon Prime Air a big joke? -- "The data systems (CSA, PSP ...) tracking our lives and businesses, in the end, require much more of our attention and time than any airborne threat..."

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FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside inspection violation.

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Brokers lose court bid to stop Dec. 1 bond increase

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000.

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Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

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CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

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Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vid

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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California delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

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FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

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